Ang Lee Returns With The First Trailer For ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Even after scoring his second Best Director Oscar for Life of Pi back in 2013, Ang Lee is still not done pushing the envelope. At the outset, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk might seem like a fairly plain story for Lee to hang his hat on. It centers on a young man who returns home from war and feels strange about being honored for the things he’s done. We’ve seen it before. However, what shakes things up a bit is Lee’s choice to shoot the film at 120 frames per second, the highest frame rate ever used for a film. You may remember Peter Jackson attempting to use a similar technique with his Hobbit films, shooting at 48 frames per second. However, most agreed that it just made the film look like an odd daytime soap opera, especially considering the droves of visual effects. Can Lee pull off what Jackson didn’t, with a more grounded setting? We will have to wait and see, but expect this one to be in the conversation around Oscar time.

Side note: This might be the strangest collection of actors I’ve ever seen. Never did I think I would see Chris Tucker and Vin Diesel in the same film. Thanks Ang.

When Michael Fairbanks first saw Sam Rami's Spider-Man film back in 2002, everything changed. The experience began a lifelong passion for cinema that has gone undeterred since. In 2009 he began reviewing movies on Youtube, which ultimately sprang into a lifelong passion for film criticism and entertainment reporting. He is currently studying screenwriting at Chapman University. Aside from seeing movies, Michael enjoys making bad puns while playing video games, going on long late night drives, and socializing over large plates of food. For more of Fairbanks' movie reviews check out: